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Three-day commuter camp for girls ages 7-18 of all experience
by posted 01/05/2023

Team USA All-World Midfielder & World Champion!
 
Kristen will be a full-time coach all 3 days of camp!
Kristen Kjellman
Pro Lacrosse Camp

Dover, NH

Saint Thomas Aquinas

High School

July 25-27, 2023

9:00am-3:00pm

Three-day commuter camp for girls ages 7-18 of all experience levels 
Kristen Kjellman's Career Highlights

Team USA Midfielder (2006-2009) 

* World Champion (2009)

* All-World Team (2009) 

 

Northwestern University (2004-2007)

* 2-time Tewaaraton Award Winner (NCAA Player of the Year) - 2006, 2007   

* 3-time 1st Team All-American (2005-2007)

* 3-time American Lacrosse Conference Player of the Year (2005-2007)

* 3-time NCAA Champion (2005-2007)

Instruction Exclusively by Pro and College Players and Coaches
 
Kristen Kjellman will be a full-time coach for the entire camp!
 
Take a 3-day break from your summer tournament schedule and team practices to focus on your individual game
 
Lots of reps! Lots of instruction!
Camp Features

-18 hours of expert instruction by a staff exclusively comprised of current and former college, pro, and national team lacrosse players and coaches over the course of 3 days including Kristen Kjellman.

-Dry fit camp t-shirt

-Reversible practice jersey

-Autographed photo of Kristen Kjellman

-Wall-ball workout magnet for refrigerator

-Lunches provided by local restaurants

-Opportunities to win prizes during daily competitions

Age Groups
Ages 7-18 are welcome. Age groups are based on the grade the camper will enter the following school year. The age groups are:
 
4th grade and under
5th-6th graders
7th-8th graders
9th-12th graders
 
Some age groups may be combined depending on enrollment size at each level.
Positions
This camp provides instruction for every position (attack, middies, defense and goalies).  Goalies will have their own coach. 
Experience
This camp is beneficial for experienced players and beginners. Because the camp is properly staffed the coaching staff can give the attention players of all skill levels deserve. Less experienced players will benefit from the focus on fundamentals. Experienced players will benefit from learning how to perfect their fundamentals from college and pro players and coaches. Perfecting fundamentals is how good players become great players.
High School Players
Most, if not all, of our camps have multiple college coaches that recruit at your local club tournaments. Rather than seeing you in a club tournament at a distance for a few minutes, our camp allows exposure for 3 full days and an opportunity to get to know your personality, the strengths of your game, your athletic ability, and your work ethic. You will be given the same instruction these coaches provide their college players - your game progresses and you receive recruiting exposure.
Coaching Staff
-ALL coaches have college or pro playing or coaching experience.
-We staff our camp with enough coaches to divide the camp by the advertised age groups. 
-We hire the appropriate number of offensive and defensive coaches to divide our age groups by position. 
-Coaches are assigned to stations, not age groups, to ensure each camper receives instruction from all of our talented coaches. 
- The concentration is on instruction rather than watching/officiating scrimmages. At multiple stations per hour, we teach fundamentals and mechanics and provide drills for campers to take away from camp to perfect these skills on their own. 
Camp Curriculum
Individual Offensive Skills:  Stick skills, shooting (inside, outside, on the run, advanced finishes), stick protection, dodging (inside roll, rocker, face, pump fake, split, toe drag), ground balls, and draws.
 
Individual Defensive Skills:  1 vs 1 defense (footwork, body position), forcing opponents to weak hand, face-guarding, covering cutters and stick checks. 
 
Goalies:  Proper warm up, stance and positioning, shot stopping (close, mid-range, outside), rebounds, clearing and outlet passes, understanding team defense and communication, being a vocal leader, mental aspects of the game. All goalie coaches have college goal-tending playing or coaching experience. 
 
Team Concepts & Lacrosse IQ: Locking off on goalie clear, fast breaks, off-ball movement, and team defense. 
 
Skill Competitions for Prizes:  Draw control tournament, fastest shot with a radar gun, 1 vs. 1 tournament. 
 
*Visit our website and view our "Camp Curriculum" tab for more details on what will be taught at camp.
Sample Daily Schedule
9:00am-9:15am: Warm up & stretch
 
9:15am-9:30am: Stick skills
 
9:30am-9:45am: Demonstration from pro
 
9:45am-11:30am: 4 offensive stations divided by age group and experience level when possible 
 
11:30am-12:00am: Skills competition for prizes 
 
12:00am-1:00pm: Lunch break
 
1:00pm-1:30pm: Defensive station divided by age group and experience level when possible
 
1:30pm-2:00pm: Team concepts and lacrosse IQ
Day 1: Locking off on goalie clear/face-guarding, forcing opponent to weak hand
Day 2: Fast breaks
Day 3: Off ball movement (back door cuts)
 
2:00pm-2:30pm: Scrimmage/small games
 
2:30pm-3:00pm:  Review backyard workout piece installed during morning stations
Day 1: Wall-ball workout
Day 2: Shooting
Day 3: Dodging
 
3:00pm: Pick Up

Camp Tuition: $425

$125 Off!!! Use Promo Code: PROLAX125

Expires January 31st!

The 18 hours spent with the pro at a Pro Lacrosse Camp is the best deal in lacrosse. On a per hour basis our fee is a small fraction of what is charged by other camps conducted by professional players and do not include all the amenities and features offered by our camps. 
Kristen Kjellman Instructing at Camp
Pro Lacrosse Camps | PO Box 52333, Denton, TX 76206
 
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TEAM STORE
by posted 04/30/2021

 

H U R R A Y !   The store is open -- and if you order soon, it's all discounted.  If you're not ready to order before Mother's Day, the store will still be open.  Pick your items, and they will be shipped to your door -- or mine, if you're feeling generous :  )

 

The coupon for everyone to use is posted across the top of the store and runs today through 11:59pm EST on 5.14.21. 

COUPON CODE gets you 15% off.  Type in:  COCHECO15

This is the direct link to our store:   https://teamlocker.squadlocker.com/#/lockers/cocheco-lacrosse

Go, COCHECO!

 

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Becoming an OFFICIAL
by posted 01/07/2020

To all interested in becoming a boy's or girl’s lacrosse official To become a boys lacrosse official you must be 15 years of age or older by April 1st, become a member of US Lacrosse with an Official designation (officials membership expires on September 30th of each year), pass all required test with an 85% or better, and attend ALL required training sessions. Training includes 12 hours of classroom training and an additional 3 hours of on-field training. New youth officials, once approved, must market themselves to local youth programs in order to secure youth games to officiate. Each year returning officials must attend a 1 day (3 hours) Rules Interpretation meeting and pass all required test with an 85% or better in order to recertify for the upcoming year. Cost includes an annual fee of $75 for new officials and $65 for returning youth officials. New youth officials are also responsible for purchasing the correct uniform and equipment required by all lacrosse officials. Uniform and equipment specifics will be outlined in class. There will be 2 options for the classroom trainings in 2019. The 1st option will be 5 -- 2.5 hour classroom sessions in the Londonderry area on weeknights in February and March. The 2nd classroom option will be in the Wolfeboro area on 2 Sundays – 9am to 3pm in March. Attendance at all classroom sessions (either weeknights or both Sundays) is mandatory. On field training opportunities will be held on Sundays in late March and early April. Dates, times, and locations for classroom and on-field trainings will be posted on the www.nhyla.org web site once finalized. Registration will take place in early November on the NHYLA web site. Click on Home then Officials Registration on the drop down menu. If you have further questions please contact me at wdemers@comcast.net or call at 603-778-8411. Wayne Wayne M. Demers NHYLA Youth Officials Coordinator 603-778-8411 wdemers@comcast.net
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GIRLS GAME: Updated Rules
by posted 04/29/2019

This article was borrowed from PlaySportsTV.com.  There also are some great training videos!

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10 Important Girls’ Lacrosse Rules for Beginners

A girls' lacrosse player can't check an empty stick.

A girls' lacrosse player can't check an empty stick.

Get your youngsters in the game

By Craig Haley
PlaySportsTV Managing Editor

A girls’ lacrosse coach who is teaching beginners must explain the sport’s rules as much as skills. Girls have to learn field dynamics as well as how to legally catch, pass and shoot a ball.

Safety is a big part of coaching lacrosse. Following are 10 important US Lacrosse rules to coach with your girls’ lacrosse players:

(Learn how to coach young players with PSTV lacrosse training plans. Hear's how to teach players to catch the ball on their weak side.)

Draw control motion. On draw controls, the two opposing players must move the ball with an up-and-away motion with their lacrosse sticks. A downward or outward motion is illegal, and the ball is awarded to the non-offending team with a free position.

Restraining line. An offside is called when a team has more than seven players on or over the restraining line in its offensive end or more than eight players on or over the restraining line in its defensive end.

3-second rule. Girls’ lacrosse encourages ball movement when the person with the ball is closely guarded within the restraining area. The offensive player has three seconds to pass the ball or change her cradle – either switching her hands or the level she is holding the ball. If the ball remains stationary for more than three seconds, the referee awards the defense with a free position. This lacrosse rule is exempt if the offensive player is behind the goal and the defensive player guarding her is in front of the goal and mirroring her.

Avoid the goalie circle. Players must stay out of the goalie circle. A goal does not count if the shooter or another offensive player steps on or into the goal circle or interferes with the goalie. A defensive player can reach her stick inside the goal circle to block or redirect a shot. Below the ninth-grade level, a shooter may not follow through with her lacrosse stick into the goalie circle.

Free position or indirect free position. The penalty for fouls is a free position. When a team is awarded the ball after a foul, the player can run, pass or shoot it. However, an indirect free position is awarded for minor defensive fouls inside the 12-meter fan, and the player who restarts the ball can’t shoot until a defensive player or a teammate touches it. Only a goalie can take a free position within the 8-meter circle and no free position can be taken within four meters of a field boundary.

Major or minor fouls. All players must stand at least four meters away from the player restarting a free position or indirect free position. On a major foul, the offending player must stand four meters behind the player taking the free position. On a minor foul, the offending player stands four meters away in the direction from which she approached before committing the foul.

Empty stick check.  A girls’ lacrosse player can’t check another player’s stick that isn’t in contact with the ball. This applies only when the opponent could have gained possession of the ball.

Offensive charging. A girls’ lacrosse player with the ball cannot push into a defensive player who has established position. This major foul often occurs within the 12-meter fan when a player is going toward the goal.

Dangerous propelling. A player cannot maneuver the ball in her lacrosse stick in a dangerous manner and without regard to the people around her.

Pick or screen?  An illegal screen occurs when a player without the ball, by her positioning, forces an opponent to take another route. To be legal, the player must be set within the visual field of the opponent, allowing the defender time and space to change her direction.

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For more great girls' lacrosse tips, check out PSTV's complete collection of girls' lacrosse videos.

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Food for thought (calorie-free!)
by posted 04/11/2019

https://devzone.positivecoach.org/resource/video/why-its-important-play-other-kids-are-same-age

 

This Positive Coaching group provides a variety of podcasts available for whatever aspect of sports and life interests you.  Here is one on the benefits of having your player stay with their grade level teams.  Check out some others, too.

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EQUIPMENT NEEDS
by posted 03/11/2018

GIRLS must have:

Girl's stick

eye cage

mouth guard, neither white nor clear

uniform (supplied by Cocheco)

cleats

 

BOYS must have:

Boy's stick

Helmet

mouth guard, neither white nor clear

shoulder pads

elbow pads

gloves (with a gauntlet to protect their wrists)

protective cup

uniform (supplied by Cocheco)

cleats

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GIRLS Rules Cheat Sheet
by posted 04/06/2017

 Girls

Grades 1/2 or 8U - Short Field 

Grades 3/4 or 10U – Short Field

Players – 7 versus 7 of which one can be a goalie.   Goals may not be upside down

Players – 7 versus 7 of which one can be a goalie.   Goals may not be upside down

Field – 60-70 yds by 30-40 yds.  (roughly half of regulation)

Field – 60-70 yds by 30-40 yds. (roughly half of regulation)

Halves start with draw – after a goal, the team that was scored on gets the ball on the goal line extended.  All players 4m away.

Halves start with draw – after goal, draw

Three players allowed at draw.  All others to be below 8m arc until after possession.

Markings – Goal Circle, Goal line, 8m arc and Center line – used as restraining line with one back (plus goalie) 

*some fields will have a draw circle

Markings – Goal Circle, Goal line, 8m arc and Center line – used as restraining line with one back (plus goalie) 

*some fields will have a draw circle

Regulation or soft ball.  Eyewear and mouthguard required.

Regulation or soft ball.  Eyewear and mouthguard required.

Goals – 4x4 OR 6’ by 6’

Goals – 4 x 4' OR  6’ by 6’

20-minute halves, running time; No OT

20-minute halves, running time; No OT

Two time outs per game

Two time outs per game

No scoreboard; ref keeps time

No scoreboard; ref keeps time

One Pass Rule (at least)

One Pass Rule (at least)

Cards are not used.  Player might be asked to leave field briefly (for coach discussion) and be replaced.

NO CONTACT.  Intentional or dangerous contact and unsporting conduct are major fouls and player is off field for short time and replaced.

Carded Players might leave field (for coach discussion) and must be replaced.

 

 NO CONTACT – excessive contact cardable

One official required, two recommended.

One coach may be on the field for coaching,

One officials required, two recommended.

Coach on field if lots of newbies.  Cover in pre-game meeting.

Youth Rules
a. Contested ball by two players only.  Third player results in ball being awarded by alternate possession
b. 1 on 1 defense only
c. 3-seconds closely guarded results in a turnover
d. Players may not kick the ball nor cover the ball.  Flicking is allowed, but cross must be vertical.

Youth Rules
a. Contested ball by two players only.  Third player results in ball being awarded by alternate possession
b. 1 on 1 defense only 
c. 3-seconds closely guarded results in a turnover
d. Players may not kick the ball nor cover the ball.  Flicking is allowed, but cross must be vertical.

 

Girls
 

 

12U

14U

 

Players – 12 versus 12 including Goalie

Players – 12 versus 12 including Goalie

 

Field – Regulation: 

60-70' x 90-100'

Field – Regulation: 

60-70' x 90-100'

 

Markings – All Standard HS, including draw circle with line, 8 arc and 12m fan

Markings – All Standard HS, including draw circle with line, 8 arc and 12m fan 

 

Modified checking

Modified checking

 

Offsides:  5 players behind line when ball in offensive end, 4 players behind when ball is in defensive end.

Offsides:  5 players behind line when ball in offensive end, 4 players behind when ball is in defensive end.

 

 

Halves start with draw – after goal, draw.  Mercy Rule Applies at 4 goals.

Players below restraining line may not cross until possession is established.

Halves start with draw – after goal, draw.  Mercy Rule Applies at 4 goals.

Players below restraining line may not cross until possession is established.

 

 

Regulation ball.  Eyewear and mouthguard required.

Regulation ball.  Eyewear and mouthguard required.

 

Goals – as high school 6’ by 6’

Goals – as high school 6’ by 6’

 

One Pass Rule

No Pass Rule

 

25-minute halves, running time

Two (2) three-minute sudden death overtimes.

25-minute halves, stopped time only for last two minutes

Two (2) three-minute sudden death overtimes.

 

Two time outs per game

Two time outs per game

 

Two officials required

Two officials required for full field; one must be adult-rated or above.

 

Keep score using time keeper and score keeper at table

Keep score using time keeper and score keeper at table

 

Carded Player leaves field.  Team plays short 2 minutes for yellow and duration of game for red.

Carded Player leaves field. Team plays short 2 minutes for yellow and duration of game for red.

 

Players may kick the ball to move, but not to score.

Players may kick the ball.

         

 

4.3.2. Pass Rule only applies to 8U, 10U, and 12U.  One attempted pass is required after the ball and the ball carrier completely cross their respective offensive restraining line before a shot can be taken at the goal.  An additional pass is not required until the ball leaves the offensive side of the field beyond the restraining line.  If a shot is taken before the pass is attempted, it is considered a goal circle violation and the ball is awarded to the goal keeper.

 

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Girls Headgear is Optional
by posted 12/13/2016

Please read through.  Copied from the USLax website, hoping to answer more questions than I create.  The short of it is that headgear for girls is optional for all youth players this year; but, it is expected to be mandatory for the 2018 season.  So if you buy, check that what you purchase will still meet next season's standards.  Key note is that some headgear incorporates eye protection, too, so what she'll be most comfortable in over the long-term is an important consideration.  Will provide more specifics asap!  Lisa   

Women's Lacrosse Headgear FAQs

Points of Emphasis

  • The use of headgear is optional in girls' and women's lacrosse.
  • Any headgear used after January 1, 2017 must meet the ASTM standard, F3137.
  • The ASTM standard, F3137, is a performance standard, not a design standard.
  • Product designs will likely vary from one manufacturer to another.
  • Products must provide full coverage of the head.
  • Products must be worn with required ASTM women’s lacrosse eyewear.
  • There must be marking on both the packaging and product that states that the headgear conforms to ASTM standard F3137.

What does the standard mean?
The ASTM standard is the first-ever performance standard for women’s lacrosse headgear, developed to help reduce impact forces associated with stick and ball contact in women’s lacrosse.

Will the new headgear prevent concussions?
The headgear standard was developed to decrease ball- and stick-to-head impact force. No headgear or helmet in any sport has been proven to prevent concussions.

Is the use of headgear required?
No. Headgear remains optional in the US Lacrosse Youth Rule Book and in the USL/NFHS Rule Book.

When will this headgear be available?
Headgear products have begun to be available in the marketplace, as of September 2016. US Lacrosse has created an online listing for headgear models that have submitted a passing report in compliance with ASTM standard F3137.

What does this mean for the 2016 season?
During the remainder of 2016, both current soft headgear allowable under the 2016 rules and any headgear that meets the ASTM standard will be legal for play. US Lacrosse encourages parents, program administrators and athletic directors to contact the manufacturer of gear already purchased for information on compliance to the new standard.

Will the new headgear be soft?
ASTM standard F3137 is not a soft headgear standard and the standard itself makes no mention of the word "soft." However, the testing protocol does require that the product meets a certain flexibility to insure that players who are wearing the product do not injure those who are not.

How much will the new headgear products cost?
Products vary in cost and design. Please contact the headgear manufacturers for more information.

What will the headgear look like?
The ASTM standard requires the headgear to fully cover the head, thus precluding the use of head band type products currently used by some players. All headgear must be worn with required eyewear, and some headgear models have integrated eyewear. The standard has two options, allowing manufacturers to make their headgear with eyewear implemented or a product that is compatible with various eyewear products currently on the market.

For further inquiries, please contact Caitlin Kelley, Women's Game Senior Manager at US Lacrosse, at .

Helpful Link from Cascade and Hummingbird  ... not endorsing, just FYI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BR1t99TPRyw Please don't hesitate to reach out and speak to our customer service team at 1-800-537-1702 Monday - Friday 9am-5pm (EST). Cascade

https://www.hummingbirdsports.com/blog/

 

 
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Officials' Hand Signals -- BOYS GAME
by posted 05/02/2016


Being familiar with these will increase your LaxIQ and greatly increase your enjoyment of every game. Naturally, they differ between the boys and girls games.

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Officials' Hand Signals - GIRLS GAME
by posted 05/02/2016


Being familiar with these increases your LaxIQ and will greatly increase your enjoyment of every game.

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Food for Thought
by posted 03/30/2016

These require zero talent:

 1.  Being on time

 2.  Work ethic

 3.  Effort

 4.  Body Language

 5.  Energy

 6.  Attitude

 7.  Passion

 8.  Being coachable

 9.  Doing extra

10.  Being prepared

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